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Old 23rd June 2012, 18:49   #4711
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Watched 2 movies

Burma conspiracy- 4/5
Breach 3/5 (true story)
A short review along with the ratings would have been helpful
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Did not get tickets for Madagascar 3.
So bought tickets for Brave.
Nice movie. My 3 year old son liked it a lot.
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Avoiding the usuals, some of the best "MUST WATCH" movies from my side in no specific order...
  • Limitless (Sci fi) - 8/10
  • Ip Man (action) - 7.5/10
  • Ip Man 2 (action) - 8/10
  • The Great Dictator (classic) - 8/10
  • Casablanca (classic) - 8/10
  • Modern Times (classic) - 8/10
  • Fluke (Drama) - 7/10
  • Catch me if you can (Based on true story) - 8/10
  • Cellular (Thriller) - 7/10
  • Devil (Thriller) - 7/10
  • The Firm (Thriller) - 8/10
  • Unforgiven (Drama/action) - 8/10
  • Untouchables (Drama/action) - 8.5/10
  • Outsourced (Drama) - 8/10
  • Phenomenon (Sci fi) - 7/10
  • Leon the Professional (action) - 7/10
  • Wait until dark (Thriller) - 8/10
  • Scent of Woman (drama) - 8/10
  • Scarface (action) - 8/10
  • Goodfellas (action) - 8/10
  • Diabolique (1960) (Thriller) - 8/10
  • The Pianist (drama) - 7/10
  • Orphan (Thriller) - 7/10
  • Taken (action) - 7.5/10
  • Collateral (action/thriller) - 8/10
  • Wild Things (mystery) - 7/10
  • Vantage Point (action/thriller) - 8/10
  • 3:10 to Yuma (action/thriller) - 8/10
  • Payback (action) - 8/10
  • Primal Fear - (Sci fi/thriller)8.5/10
  • Last man standing (action) (Yojimbo 1961 is even better 8/10) - 6/10
  • The Notebook (romance) - 8/10
  • Life is Beautiful (drama) - 9/10
  • Absolute Power (action) - 7/10
  • Fight Club (Sci fi) - 8.5/10
  • Pineapple Express (action/comedy) - 7/10
  • Rising Sun (action/mystery) - 8/10
  • The Amityville Horror (1979) - 7/10
  • Kandhahar (drama) (2001) - 8/10
  • My name is Trinity (action) - 7/10
  • Osama (drama) - 7/10
  • Vanishing point - 7/10
  • Touch of Evil (Thriller) - 8/10
  • The Ghost & Darkness (Thriller) - 8.5/10
  • Nick of Time (Thriller) - 7/10
  • Rabbit proof fence (Drama) - 8/10
  • City of God (drama) - 8.5/10
  • The Hurt Locker (drama) - 7/10
  • My sister's keeper (drama) - 7.5/10
  • Perfume (drama) - 8/10
  • Changeling (drama) - 8/10
  • Seven Samurai (drama) - 8/10
  • Blood Diamond (drama) - 9/10
  • Idiocracy (comedy/sci fi) - 7.5/10
  • Carlito's way (action) - 8/10
  • The Last of Mohicans (drama) - 7/10
  • Dances with Wolves (drama) - 9/10
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (drama) - 8/10
  • Ramona & Beezus (Family) - 7.5/10
  • Strangers on Train (Thriller) - 8/10
  • P2 (Thriller) - 7/10
  • Se7en (Thriller) - 7.5/10
  • Rear Window (Thriller) - 8/10
  • It's a wonderful lie (drama) - 8.5/10
  • Hotel Rwanda (drama) - 8.5/10
  • For a few dollars more (action/drama) - 8.5/10
  • Blow (drama) - 8/10
  • Run lola run (thriller/drama) - 8/10

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I saw the Indonesian movie "The Raid : Redemption" .
Its about a SWAT team raiding a Jakarta crime lord's hideout , an impenetrable , multistoried building. And..umm..thats about it as far as the story is concerned. But the action is simply awesome. You do not get bored at any point of time.
The trailer is on youtube, if you like it, you will like the movie as well . The version I saw had rubbish subtitles, but they dont matter anyway.

My rating : 2.5/5.
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Getting to most common ones, once again in no specific order & most of them are MUST watch movies...
  • Shawshank Redemption (drama) - 9/10
  • Apocalypto (drama) - 9/10
  • Bowling for Columbine (Documentary) - 9/10
  • Sicko (Documentary) - 9/10
  • Capitalism: A Love Story (Documentary) - 9/10
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (Drama/based on true story) - 9/10
  • The God Father sequels (1974/1976/1990) - 8/10
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 8/10
  • Predator (Sci fi) - 9/10
  • Gran Torino (Drama) - 9/10
  • Pulp Fiction (Drama/Crime) - 8.5/10
  • American History X (Drama/Crime) - 8.5/10
  • The Green Mile (Drama/Sci fi) - 8.5/10
  • Big Fish (Sci fi) - 8.5/10
  • Platoon (Drama/Action) - 8.5/10
  • The Terminal (Drama) - 9/10
  • Hero (Action) - 9/10
  • Religulous (Documentary) - 8/10
  • Food, Inc (Documentary) - 8.5/10
  • No End in Sight (Documentary) - 8/10
  • The Machinist (Sci fi/Thriller) - 8/10
  • An Inconvenient Truth (Documentary) - 7.5/10
  • Taking Lives (Thriller) - 7.5/10
  • The Fugitive (Thriller/Action) - 8/10
  • My Cousin Vinny (Comedy) - 8.5/10
  • House of Flying Daggers (Action) - 8/10
  • Psycho (1969) (Thriller) - 8/10
  • The World's Fastest Indian (Drama) - 8.5/10
  • The Game (Thriller) - 8/10
  • Hachiko (Drama) - 8/10
  • Speed (Action) - 7.5/10
  • The Last Samurai (Action) - 8/10
  • Enemy at the Gates (Action) - 8/10
  • Con Air (Action) - 8/10
  • Cube (Sci fi) - 8/10
  • The Kite Runner (Drama) - 8.5/10
  • A Beautiful Mind (Drama) - 8.5/10
  • Transporter Sequel - 7.x/10
  • Reservoir Dogs (Action) - 8/10
  • Inception (Sci Fi) - 8/10
  • Shutter Island (Horror/Thriller) - 8/10
  • The Ring (Horror/Thriller) - 8/10
  • Gladiator (Drama/Action) - 8/10
  • Forrest Gump (Drama/Action) - 8/10
  • Saving Private Ryan (Drama/Action) - 8/10
  • American Beauty (Drama) - 8.5/10
  • Top Gun (Action) - 8/10
  • 50 First Dates (Drama/Romance) - 8/10
  • The Italian Job (Action) - 8/10
  • The Chronicles of Narnia Sequel - 8/10
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Adventure/Action) - 8/10
  • Million Dollar Baby (Drama) - 8/10
  • Cast Away (Drama) - 8/10
  • Mission Impossible Sequel - 8/10 (ratings goes down with newer ones)
  • True Lies (Action) - 8/10
  • Face Off (Action/Sci Fi) - 8/10
  • Air Force One (Action) - 8/10
  • Phone Booth (Thriller) - 8/10
  • Small Time Crooks (Comedy/Drama) - 7.5/10
  • Pretty Woman (Drama) - 7.5/10
  • Anger Management (Comedy/Drama) - 7.5/10
  • Final Destination Sequel - 7/10
  • P.S. I Love You (Romance) - 7/10
  • 127 Hours (Drama) - 7/10
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Action/Adventure) - 7.5/10
  • Poltergeist Sequel (Horror/Thriller) - 7.5/10
  • The Grudge Sequel (Horror) - 8/10 (ONLY 1st part is WORTH)
  • Kwaidan (Horror) - 7/10
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Action/Adventure) - 7.5/10
  • Troy (Action) - 7/10
  • The Wild One (Action) - 7/10
  • Happy Gilmore (Comedy/Drama) - 7/10
  • Van Helsing (Thriller/Horror/Action) - 7.5/10
  • Ghost (Romance/Thriller) - 7.5/10
  • The Hills Have Eyes (Horror) - 7/10
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Drama/Action) - 7/10
  • DragonHeart (Drama/Sci Fi/Action) - 7.5/10
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Sequels (Horror) - 7/10 (Only the first)
  • Panic Room (Thriller) - 7/10
  • Jumanji (Comedy/Adventure/Sci Fi) - 7/10
  • Ronin (Action/Thriller) - 7.5/10
  • Memento (Sci Fi/Thriller) - 7.5/10
  • Assassins (Action/Thriller) - 7.5/10
  • Broken Arrow (Action) - 7.5/10
  • Executive Decision (Action) - 7/10
  • Tsotsi (Drama) - 7.5/10
  • Salt (Action) - 7/10
  • Mulholland Dr (Mystery/Drama) - 7/10
  • The Little Rascals (Drama/Comedy) - 7.5/10
  • A Few Good Men (Drama) - 7/10
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) - 8/10
  • Gone in Sixy Seconds (2000) - 7/10
  • Tears of the Sun (Action) - 7/10
  • Reindeer Games (Action/Thriller) - 7/10
  • Shutter (Horror) - 7.5/10
  • House of Sand and Fog (Drama) - 7/10
  • The Motorcycle Diaries (Drama/Adventure) - 7/10
  • No Country for Old Men (Drama) - 7/10
  • The Matrix Sequel (Sci Fi/Action) - 7.5/10 (only for 1st & 2nd; 3rd deserves 6 or so)
  • Fluke (Drama) - 7/10
  • Passenger 57 (Action) - 6/10

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Aargee, you should watch League of their own. I am surprised how that movie has not been discussed until now. I have seen it like 10 times in the last 20 years.

A League of Their Own (1992) - IMDb
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Getting to most common ones, once again in no specific order & most of them are MUST watch movies...
  • Shawshank Redemption (drama) - 9/10

    (Drama) - 8/10
  • Speed (Action) - 7.5/10
  • The Last Samurai (Action) - 8/10
  • Enemy at the Gates (Action) - 8/10
  • ) - 6/10
How do you watch these, like in what format and where do you get these?
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Aargee, you should watch League of their own. I am surprised how that movie has not been discussed until now. I have seen it like 10 times in the last 20 years.

A League of Their Own (1992) - IMDb
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Very good movie.

Also see this one. I liked it very much.

That Thing You Do! (1996) - IMDb
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Aargee, you should watch League of their own...it like 10 times in the last 20 years
Yes Sir...will watch it FOR SURE. Thanks.

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How do you watch these, like in what format and where do you get these?
Most of these movies have been broadcast-ed in any of the English movie channel atleast once; having a DVR does help.

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Never knew its Tom Hanks; will watch out FOR SURE. Tks.
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Second in Command - This movie is poorly rated by IMDB, but I found the story line of this movie very thrilling though the action can be improved. Its a story of rescuing/defending US embassy amidst of a civil war. I personally found the story line was better or equivalent to Tears of Sun - Second in Command (Video 2006) - IMDb - 6/10

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The bad rating is probably because of Van Damme's acting. Generally, real martial artists suck at acting, right from the days of Bruce Lee, Jet Lee, Jackie Chan, Cynthia Rothrock, etc.

But when it comes to fight body language, nobody beats them. Of course, Bruce Lee is the king of realistic fight body language.

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The bad rating is probably because of Van Damme's acting. Generally, real martial artists suck at acting, right from the days of Bruce Lee, Jet Lee, Jackie Chan, Cynthia Rothrock, etc.

But when it comes to fight body language, nobody beats them.
Not a big fan of the real martial art movies, but currently Tony Jaa is supposed to be the king of this genre as per people who are big fans of this genre. I have seen one movie of his - Ong-Bak - the fights were amazing (no CGI, but real) but the movie itself I found it dreadful.

The only martial art movies I have liked are Kickboxer and Bloodsport.
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The bad rating is probably because of Van Damme's acting
But it was well suited for him in that movie; it was a real good movie to keep one in the edge of the seat.

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Generally, real martial artists suck at acting, right from the days of Bruce Lee, Jet Lee, Jackie Chan, Cynthia Rothrock, etc
That's probably the reason they don't cry too much But Chan was exception, that's what I feel

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Bruce Lee is the king of realistic fight body language
Without a doubt & I even doubt no one can equal him in the next century too

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currently Tony Jaa is supposed to be the king of this genre as per people who are big fans of this genre
I can attribute only one reason - Thai style of martial arts; those guys are even flexible than the Chinese, dreadful like you said. I think Ong Bak, one of the scene where I witnessed a guy even excelling than Tony Jha; point is, he was standing on one hand & fighting with other hand & two legs; quite an amazing scene as to what limits things can be done.

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The only martial art movies I have liked are Kickboxer and Bloodsport.
Watch this movie Ip man; will change your perception completely. Another movie that you can enjoy is Kung Fu Hustle, comedy/action.

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Listing down some of the Asian (what Asian? Most of them are Chinese) martial arts based movie that I've watched...

Ip Man - 8/10
Ip Man 2 - 8.5/10
Ninja Assassin - 7/10
The Protector - 7/10
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin - 9/10
Disciples of the 36th Chamber - 6/10
Return to the 36th Chamber - 7/10
The Shaolin Temple - 7/10
Enter the Dragon - 7.5/10
Bruce Lee, My Brother - 6.5/10
Spiritual Kung Fu - 6/10
The Fearless Hyena - 6/10
Once Upon a Time in China I - 7/10
Once Upon a Time in China II - 7/10
Once Upon a Time in China III - 7/10
New Police Story - 7/10
Ong-bak - 7/10
Ong bak 2 - 5/10
House of Flying Daggers - 8/10
Fist of Fury/The Chinese Connection - 7/10
A Better Tomorrow - 8/10
A Better Tomorrow II - 8/10
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow - 8/10
Project A - 7/10
The Karate Kid (Harald Zwart, not Jackie Chan) - 6/10
The Karate Kid, Part II - 6/10
The Karate Kid, Part III - 4/10
Kickboxer - 6/10
Drunken Master - 8/10
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 9/10
Kung Fu Hustle - 8/10
Roaring Fire - 6.5/10
Hero - 9/10
Rumble in the Bronx - 6/10
Big Boss - 6.5/10
Project A - 7/10
Armour of God - 7/10
Forbidden Kingdom - 7/10
Tom-Yum-Goong - 7/10

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I can attribute only one reason - Thai style of martial arts; those guys are even flexible than the Chinese, dreadful like you said. I think Ong Bak, one of the scene where I witnessed a guy even excelling than Tony Jha; point is, he was standing on one hand & fighting with other hand & two legs; quite an amazing scene as to what limits things can be done.


Watch this movie Ip man; will change your perception completely. Another movie that you can enjoy is Kung Fu Hustle, comedy/action.
That's probably Capoeira, not thai.
Yeah, the Thai movie set hardly have stories or anything, in fact they are SO similar to the 80s 90s hindi movies, but the fights are to kill for.
And the accent in the dubbing....I think you said it pretty well there, "Tony Jha"....




Ip man, Ip man2, if you re a fan, do catch flash point too.
same guy, donny yan or yen, its even better.

Plus, If you've liked Ip man, and you haven't caught these, do make it a point : Once upon a time in china 1 & 2.
3 is okay, but not in the class of 1 & 2.


More martial arts, then undisputable 2 & 3.
3 is amazing, scott adkins at his best.
Gonna be awesome if he has been pitted against statham in Expendables 2.
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